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Supreet Kaur

Assistant Professor of Economics



Supreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research is on labor markets in developing countries, with two strands of focus. The first is to examine how labor market failures distort employment, production, and other outcomes in developing countries. The second is to use insights from behavioral economics to understand why wages, unemployment, and organizational structures look the way they do. She holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University, an M.P.A. in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She has been awarded the David A. Wells Prize by the Harvard Economics Department (2012). She was selected as a Dissertation Fellow at the Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics (2009-2010) and a Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science (2010-2011) at Harvard. Her work has received financial support from the National Science Foundation and USAID.


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